CEO INSIGHTS

Leadership Guru Sinek Is Cynical About Business Roundtable’s Purported About-face

Simon Sinek, best known for a massively popular TED talk and the bestselling book Start with Why, called the declaration by the group of business leaders, signed by 181 CEOs of major U.S. companies, “pablum,” “insufficient” and redolent of “cheap” talk.

What CEOs Should Be Asking Risk Managers

Chief executives must navigate the muddy waters of both complex compliance and growth, while communicating with a board of directors. It’s no easy task. Here are three priorities for CEOs to discuss with risk managers in order to properly communicate with the board.

Imprivata CEO On Healthcare’s Need For A Digital Patient Identifier

Chief Executive spoke to Imprivata CEO Gus Malezis about the evolution of the company and why healthcare needs a digital patient identifier..

Watch Out For Seven Traits Of A Dominant Visionary

Dominant visionaries that lead companies do not act or think like most people. In addition to disrupting industries and changing the world, here are seven of their common behaviors.
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CEO1000 Tracker

From the schools they went to to the types of companies they run, CEO1000 is tracking the trends among the CEOs of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies.

Auto-Industry Leadership Goes On Hot Seat As GM Workers Strike Nationally

The national strike that began today by 46,000 unionized auto workers at General Motors plants pits one of the most confident and accomplished car-company chiefs in CEO Mary Barra against an embattled United Auto Workers president in Gary Jones.

Sea Changes: Carnival Cruise Corporation CEO Arnold Donald On Transformation

As Arnold Donald’s turnaround of Carnival Corporation hits stormy seas, it offers lessons for any CEO struggling with transformation.

Fiserv, GeoStabilization and JDog Brands Honored for Support of America’s Military Veterans with Patriots...

Presented by Chief Executive magazine and Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point, the Patriots in Business Award recognizes outstanding businesses that lead the nation in supporting active duty military members, veterans and their families.

To Become An Innovative Company, Pursue an Innovative Culture

Most companies acknowledge the importance of innovation, but few actually know how to be innovative. They don't realize that innovation must be a cultural imperative to truly succeed.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Plunges In August Amid Growing Trade Worries And Slowdown Fears

CEO confidence in future business conditions fell 6% in August from July, according to Chief Executive’s most recent polling. At 6.2 out of 10 on our 1-10 scale, confidence is at its lowest level since October 2016.
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CEOs Fire Back on Guns—A New American Revolution

The CEOs of Walmart, Levi-Strauss, Dick’s Sporting Goods are not political fringe, nor do they speak for liberal elites. Like Johnny Carson, they speak for the soul of the nation when it comes to gun control.

Too Hot, Too Cold: The Right Energy Is Needed For Leadership

Having a discernible energy or presence won’t help anyone make better decisions; it can however significantly contribute to the investment their team makes in them as a leader. 

The Life Cycle of the CEO: Avoiding the CEO Death Cycle

This article addresses the most common reasons that contribute to CEO failure in the hope that other CEOs can avoid this fate, which can have a devastatingly negative impact on all enterprise stakeholders.

Weak Governance Comes Back To Bite Nissan Again with Saikawa’s Departure

Nissan’s continuing crisis of leadership comes at an absolutely terrible time for the automaker for a number of reasons.

BEST & WORST STATES FOR BUSINESS

Best and Worst States For Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's 2019 Best & Worst States for Business.

CEO OF THE YEAR

CEO of the Year

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.

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